In this Business English Podcast lesson, we’re going to look at the “classic sales” approach to selling products and services using the FAB technique. FAB stands for features, attributes and benefits and is a commonly used approach for presenting and selling products such as clothes (apparel) and household items.
The FAB presentation technique is especially useful for people working in the apparel, manufacturing and retail trades – anyone who has to present products to potential customers. In the lesson, we’ll look at how this approach can be applied in the merchandizing business. Merchandizing is the trade name for businesses involved in the design and manufacture of clothing and household items.
Vivaâ€™s fall colors are very â€œwarmâ€ this year, and include such hues as â€œginger,â€ â€œapple red,â€ â€œivory,â€ and â€œFrench roast.â€
One reason the Viva professional line is more expensive consists in the material: It is made of special washable wool that is sourced from an Australian manufacturer.
Francesca talks about how the features and advantages of Vivaâ€™s clothing – such as washable, wearable, durable, etc. – would “fit the lifestyle” of the “Bancroft woman,” who is typically a busy professional. Such lifestyle fit, of course, would translate into good sales and thus profits for Bancroft.